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Robert T. Cekalla

Robert T. Cekalla, 78, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at United Hospital in St. Paul.

He was born March 12, 1930 in Lake Itasca to Alex and Marie (Meier) Cekalla. He grew up and attended school in Lake Itasca. As an adult, he made his home in Lake Alice, where he worked on the family farm until joining the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to St. Paul, where he gained employment with a brass foundry.

He is survived by three sisters: Maxine Hindberg, of Benson, Valeria (Roger) Carlson, of Menahga, and Dolores Pritchard, of Park Rapids; a brother: Donald (Marge), of Deerwood; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Sylvester and Georgie; and a sister-in-law: Gladys Cekalla.

Interment: Lake Alice Cemetery in Lake Alice in the spring.

For more information, call Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids at 732-5131.